School of Sacred Beliefs & Practices

Earn a Graduate Degree or Certificate At Your Own Pace from Your Own Place

Studies are achieved via Distance Learning. Work with Skilled Mentors in Faculty Guided Doctoral or Masters Degree Studies and/or Associated Research.

  •  Graduate degree in indigenous beliefs, customs, practices, values, cultural antecedents or in sins and hate crimes committed against Native People and/or in counseling. These studies prepare counselors for rigorous demands of the profession.
  • Graduate degree or Certificate in sacred practices and ceremonial leadership. These studies prepare sacred practices leaders for efficacious ministering.
  • Graduate degree in the study of sacred beliefs and practices. These studies prepare educators for quality leadership and education in sacred tribal ceremonies, practices and associated cultural institutions.


Individualized Degree Plans

Degree candidates join with mentors to develop faculty-guided curricula for plans that meet specific professional goals and fulfill their long-term objectives and personal interests.

Curriculum-Based Degree Plan

Faculty-directed curriculum designed to satisfy academic requirements for professional certification or licensure are carefully adhered to. Whether faculty-guided or faculty-directed, each degree plan employs disparate learning methods appropriate to the degree candidate, including distance learning methods, e.g.: via email, independent study, tutorial relationships, assigned written reports or on-site and off-site seminars. These enable studies and research conducted at diverse locations throughout the world. Graduate candidates conduct their work from their own place, without or creating unnecessary burdens on family or professional engagements. Ideally, each doctoral researcher’s studies bear upon the candidates' professional activities and each of the studies contribute to the degree plan.

Each degree candidate, supervised by geographically dispersed scholars, completes doctoral program requirements without sacrificing academic, intellectual or spiritual integrity.

Experiential Learning

AMIU applicants are expected to be highly motivated mid-career professionals. In special cases, one’s on-going on-the-job experiential learning opportunities can become a natural part of the candidate’s degree fulfillment. Carefully proven up experiential learning is reviewed to ascertain if it is credible part of scholar’s daily study possibilities.

Open Admissions

Nontraditional educational delivery systems extends graduate education opportunities to skilled individuals who may  not have a traditional academic background, but demonstrate equivalent learning and skills to engage in graduate level studies and research.

Tuition and Fees

In lieu of fixed fees, your costs depend on the degree you are completing, the methods you use to fulfill those requirements, and on what regular contributions you may be making to your profession. Degree candidates learn tuition costs and fees once a degree plan has been completed and a Dean has approved that plan. This institution seeks to provide person-centered graduate education at moderate costs. Applicants are coached during the degree plan development process on ways to reduce costs without sacrificing quality in their studies. We are committed to native American, minority, female and foreign-born indigenous scholars. Scholarships and grants can be sought to help any authenticated indigenous applicant to overcome a lack of the ability to pay costs.

For guidance or information, contact: the University Consultant

Updated 7-3-09. Note our Board of Directors invites professionals to join them as they redesign all offereings made in in English, Chinese or Spanish. AMIU is intent upon having a faculty with renown stature and students and scholars coming from all walks of life.